About open badges & badge the uk


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Badge the UK is a new programme lead by DigitalMe which uses Open Badges to capture skills and create work, training and enterprise opportunities for young people. We are working with schools, learning organisations and employers to support them to create and issue badges. Get involved www.digitalme.co.uk/badgetheuk

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  • Who are digitalmeDigital learning and skills programmesNever been able to provide a way to capture and transfer skillsNew open standard from mozilla provides a way to do this We are now leading a nominet funded programme to roll out open badges for learning across the uk
  • All familiar with offline badgesUseful – familiar with idea of recognition but also limiting
  • Better example:Used to build trust, create communities, remove middle man, if took badge out have Gumtree – no trustCould completely change the way with see qualifications – away from being a static representation filed away to a rich dynamic badge which opens up real-life opportunities
  • New Open Standard for capturing and sharing skills across the web
  • What problem does open badges solve?
  • Learning is often siloed – difficult to present a holistic view of a learnerEven formal qualifications are very meta – difficult to understand the granularity and range of achievements they represent.Open badges potentially provide a way to connect all of this together, make learning more accessible (young carers) and link in rich evidence
  • Where can badges currently be displayed on the web – this is an important part of credentialising badgesLimited platform solutions at the momentFederated backpack.
  • Unlock opportunities. BTUK is trying to create this value chain within the UK – working with schools, learning organisations/networks, employers & universities
  • Value is big question - few ways of developing value.Informal/formal – city and guildsLocal ecosystems developing e.g. ScotlandEndorse – developing soonWeb driven – value built by communities
  • S2R First OB project in 2012Supported by DMLOur experience has always been in developing skills programmes
  • Now working with people to help them implement badges (content and technical) - Decided try and widen our impact as an organisation through badge the UK.
  • Create value pathway and develop real case studies and evidence of impact – linking to employers through e-skills
  • Tools we have to do this are:Create badge discovery engine through makewaves but also other platforms
  • DIY – off the shelf solution like MWPlugins – Wordpress, Moodle, MaharaWhite Label – Mozilla Stack, MWBespoke – use the code to build your own
  • So we’re deep in working on badges and we’ve been through the entire process more than once. Use that experience to help you develop your own Open Badges journey – know not something committed to yet across the organisation Today - cover off some of basics practical step by step design process – results of experience….. Do that using badge design canvas By end of day objective is to come away with one canvas – this will for the basis of your Open Badges roadmapBurning questions that just can’t wait to ask? Otherwise we’ll crack on
  • About open badges & badge the uk

    1. 1. Help us Lucy Neale, Projects Director @LucyDMe
    2. 2. What are Open Badges?
    3. 3. http://openbadges.org
    4. 4. Open Badges are images with metadata hard-coded into them
    5. 5. CC BY-SA Kyle Bowen
    6. 6. What’s the problem?
    7. 7. Formal After school qualifications club certificates Silo 2 Silo 1 Professional Online development learning Silo 4 Silo 3
    8. 8. How does it work?
    9. 9. Mozilla has built (and will maintain) the plumbing
    10. 10. Who’s using Open Badges?
    11. 11. Some of the organisations involved in the ecosystem
    12. 12. Size of Open Badges ecosystem ( ) 800+ issuers - such as NASA, Purdue University, Disney, etc. Data correct as of 4 July 2013
    13. 13. Value • Informal / formal accreditation • Local / national • Endorsers • Web driven
    14. 14. Help us
    15. 15. Badge The UK Will:
    16. 16. Badge ‘App St ore’
    17. 17. Badge design proc ess Download canvases at www.digitalme.co.uk/badgetheuk
    18. 18. DIY Plugins Platforms White Label Bespoke
    19. 19. Badge The UK Partners
    20. 20. http://sweetwaterfoundation.com
    21. 21. http://www.itap.purdue.edu/studio/passport/
    22. 22. Vital stats 4,000 Schools 75,000 Students 10,000 Teachers Badge Issuers
    23. 23. Design Tools
    24. 24. • Work with us to create your own Badges • Recognise or endorse a badge • Help badges become more widely displayed across the web • Provide a real world industry brief for schools • Help us understand how badges could work for you and your networks
    25. 25. Lucy Neale @lucydme digitalme.co.uk